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**conic**(n = noun.shape) conic section - (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone;
is a kind of
plane figure,
two-dimensional figure

has particulars: ellipse, oval, parabola, hyperbola

Derived form adjective conic

**conic**(a = adj.pert) cone-shaped, conelike, conical - relating to or resembling a cone; "conical mountains"; "conelike fruit"
Derived forms
noun cone

- Having the form of, or resembling, a geometrical cone; round and tapering to a point, or gradually lessening in circumference; as, a conic or conical figure; a conical vessel. [
*1913 Webster*] - Of or pertaining to a cone; as, conic sections. [
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A conic section. [*1913 Webster*]

--adj. of a cone.

--n.

1 a conic section.

2 (in pl.) the study of conic sections.

Idiom

conic section a figure formed by the intersection of a cone and a plane.

Etymology

mod.L conicus f. Gk konikos (as cone)